WANSDYKE PROJECT 21

Wansdyke home I What's New I Sitemap I Bibliography I Vortigern Studies l POLLS I LINKS l Sitemaster I FAQs
search l about Vortigern Studies l Messageboard I Games I Arthurian Collection I View Guestbook I Sign Guestbook

  Vortigern Studies > Wansdyke > West to East > Section 7 > Directions

Vortigern Studies Index

WANSDYKE PROJECT 21 HOMEPAGE
WANSDYKE PROJECT 21 SITEMAP
VORTIGERNSTUDIES INFOPAGES
WHAT IS NEW IN WANSDYKE PROJECT 21
ABOUT VORTIGERN STUDIES
WANSDYKE PROJECT 21 BIBLIOGRAPHY
WANSDYKE PROJECT 21 LINKS
VORTIGERN STUDIES INDEX
SEARCH WANSDYKE PROJECT 21
CONTACT US!

.Wansdyke Project 21
is part of
Vortigern Studies

VORTIGERN STUDIES

 

Directions to East Wansdyke, Section 7

Morgan's Hill to Shepherds' Shore

Click on the map.
Click on the map.

Point 7: At Morgan's Hill

At this point Wansdyke finally goes its own way, diverging from the Roman Road. In fact, the builders of Wansdyke were so keep to block the road that they dug right through it at the point where no other route could be followed.


How to reach Wansdyke.. At Morgan's Hill
(all crossroads, etc. carry a link to UK Streetmap.co.uk).

From the north:
By car from Swindon. Follow the A 4361 to Wroughton and on to Avebury. You will drive right through the ancient Stone Circle and a visit can only be recommended! Drive to Avebury through the roundabout, then take the A 4 to Cherhill (there's a nice White Horse on the hillside to your left), and on to Quemerford. Take the first road left right before the town, which will go to Devizes. Drive on to Smallgrain Plantation, where there's a golf course south of the remains of the Roman Road, but just before that you pass a picnic site. Best park the car there, and walk back on foot to where the signs show you the Wansdyke Path going right, which will lead you to Morgan's Hill.

From the west:
By car from Calne and Chippenham. Follow the A 4 to Quemerford. Take the road right when you leave the village, then continue as described above.

From the south:
By car from Devizes. Follow the A 361 to Avebury and Swindon, but after you passed Bishops Cannings, take the
first road left. The first crossing after you've passed some cottages (but continue on!) will be the Old Bath Road, the medieval alternative of the Roman Road. To your left is the 1643 Civil War battlefield of Roundway Down. When you passed the golf course, you'll reach a picnic site. Best park the car there, and continue as described above.
Alternatively, if you don't mind a good walk, continue to Shepherds' Shore, where may park the car (remember it's a private farm!) and enter the ansdyke Path going left, which will take you all the way across Morgan's Hill.

From the east:
By car from Marlborough. Follow the A 4 towards Avebury and Quemerford, then continue as described above.

click here to return to East Wansdyke, section 7.


VortigernStudies and Wansdyke Project 21 are copyright Robert Vermaat 1999-2002.
All rights reserved